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for december. what do you think this is going to tell us about where our economy is and where we are going? >> the economy had a rocky period, especially because of the last fiscal cliff. we were concerned that companies and consume verse stopped spending. what we will find out this month is whether that is true or not. most important is retail sales. retail sales and the consumer account for about 60% of all of our economy. except the consumers are spending the economy tends to do well. in the month of november, before the fiscal cliff, retail sales grew by about .3%. not a bad number what we are seeing from some of the economists that provide consensus forecasts is the number about .4%. that .4% would be a very good sign if the economy hits that number so we all should you can hopeful that it does. we are also looking at other things like housing starts. as we all new york the housing market has been down for a long period of time it is starting to rebound and it is a very, very important part of our economy. we saw housing starts in november 861,000 and the forecast shows 876,000 that w
a way to fuel its rapidly growing economy. about 300 government and corporate officials met in the capital and talked about the advantages and challenges of introducing nuclear power plants. malaysian and indonesian officials say power remains the main option for growing economies with high energy demands and say this is in spite of strong public opposition after the fukushima disaster. they both guarantee the safety of nuclear energy. the administration is working on transforming the energy policies. the trade minster said the country will export nuclear infrastructure after ensuring that it's safe. >> translator: japan has accumulated technology and human resources related to nuclear power. we would like the chance to put these to use. meeting partners's request and safety will be the major premises of this effort. we want to keep exporting our nuclear power infrastructure. >> japan has been promoting exports of the generation facilities even after the disaster in fukushima. the previous administration led by the democratic party signed pacts with countries such as vietnam
the world. china's economy rebounds into the fourth quarter, beating expectations and snapping seven straight quarters of slow growth. >>> the british government says there's no indication that the hostage crisis is over in algeria as the reports emerge that doesz may have been killed in a rescue operation. >>> investors are unnerved by big spending plans in 2013. plus, glencore pushes back its mega merger by weeks as the regulatory commission begin necessary south africa. >>> welcome to the program. i want to bring you some breaking news in terms of energy prices. the iea is out with its latest 2013 oil report. it expects u.s. oil demand to remain flat on the year. but the headline here does appear that the market, according to the iea language here, is tighter than we thought. all of a sudden, the market looks tighter than we thought. that's the main message we're getting from the organization. it says the world forecast to consume about 90.8 million barrels per day in 2013, up by about a quarter of a million since december. despite seeing the u.s. slight to even negative, seen as
to revive the struggling economy. their economy has been hit by western sanctions over its nuclear program. president ahmadinejad. >> it is an election year. ahmadinejad used most of his time in parliament to defend his government post policies and to talk about how because of his government the country has advanced in just about every sector over the past eight years. but that is not what people wanted to hear. it wanted to hear about the economy and what he plans to do to fix it. in the past eight years, but prices have jumped on just about everything, but the value of the currency has dropped about 70%. the president blames international sanctions against iran's central bank and oil- based economy. he said sanctions are putting pressure on the people and that's what the enemy wants. >> they are against the constructive plans of the parliament, country, and the nation, but they make other excuses for their actions. they're just against iran pose the advancement and impairment. prezioso took shots at his critics and the wallpaper. he said part of the problem with the economy is that the w
to disaster: how green jobs are damaging america's economy." in it, she subjects the assumption and policies which led to such a faded federal investments as solyndra solar panel manufacture as was that a 123 collector car battery manufacture to a waiting analysis which we of the institute have come to expect from this oxford trained economist who served as chief of staff for the council of economic advisers. sorry. during the administration of president george w. bush. in her book, she helps us understand why the failures of such direct investments in private firms are both significant problems in themselves and cautionary tales for those who would have the government rather than private investors allocate capital. the publication that regulates the disaster caps diane mr. shear as an institute senior fellow, i'll year in which has been prolific and influential. cited by reuters reporters, talk show host, across the country. i think in particular of her many, many contributions to our series called issues 2012, ranging from her analysis demonstrating that even adjusting for the state of the
the economy, you know, recover as subsequently as well. i think that's what we've been seeing across the region as far as policies are concerned in that they are more responsive and more, i suppose, willing to adapt should be a quick change or shift in consumer sentiment because that will have an impact on growth very quickly in a subsequent month. >> seng wun, australia has had a difficult time determining just where their sector is heading in mining. is it simply now the onus is becoming more clear? >> well, yeah. i think the last six or eight months have given policymakers some degree of confidence in that the picture from europe is stable. the risk is fairly high, there will be more problems ahead, but the determination says policymakers in europe to stay on top of this situation, give confidence to policymaker here and the u.s. is -- and, again, asia, china, it's anchoring growth here and policy is coming up on china is also towards some degree of small, stable growth rather than full speed ahead. so that gets everyone else a little bit more flexibility with regard to fiscal pol
. defaulting on our fiscal obligations would hit the economy harder than that cliff we narrowly avoided and will face again. a report put out by jpmorgan in 2011 exploited the myth going around a few missed payments would be no big deal. they said any delay by the treasury would have ripple effects similar to the aftermath of the lehman brother collapse. not sure that's true but it's serious. this is all caused by the dell ceiling. the u.s. is the only other country other than denmark that uses this tool. that's why ben bernanke has joined critics questioning why the u.s. needs a debt ceiling. >> i think it would be a good thing if we didn't have it. i don't think that's going to happen. i think it's going to be around. but i hope that congress will allow the government to pay its bills. >> ron brownstein is cnn senior political analyst and editorial director at the "national journal." good to see you. the public debt stands at more than $16 trillion. in and of itself it may not be as serious a problem as some make it out to be, especially when it costs the government about 1.8% a year
stronger in the second half. >> for the economy? i think we have to divorce the economy from the market. >> have we been price thatting that out? >> we have to be clear that markets are totally different from the economy. for the markets, we're looking at 2% scenario. scenario a would be similar to 2012 where i think actually the economy doesn't do that well. the first half is difficult. second half is a bit better. we've still got the fed printing 5 billion a month. we could see a rerun of 2012. maybe mid to single high digit returns. >> did you get exposure of citi to bofa here? >> we wouldn't be. we're taking a little bit of money off the table or indeed i think we did. the level of implied volatility makes perfect sense here. >> we'll leave it here for now. thanks very much. over to you, ross. >> kelly, thanks for that. so we are just about an hour and 20 minutes into the trading day here in europe. you can see advancers just about outpace decliners by a ratio of 6 to 4 and we're up near the high point of the session which has dragged us back into prospect on that particular indices
the president's tactics those of a socialist who wanted to bring down the american economy? >> i think they would, and i appreciate your bringing the economy into it. the president did that yesterday. the more we talk about the debt ceiling after obsessing over the fiscal cliff, the more i look at the whole thing as a massive dangling the key or, you know, don't look over here at the real economy, which is where people would really like policymakers to be dealing, but look at this so-called fiscal crisis which doesn't even exist. the president very clearly, and i thought helpfully, spelled out the numbers yesterday and actually to get from where we are, given the spending cuts and tax increases that we've implemented so far, to where we need to be to stabilize the debt, is not that heavy a lift if we had a functional politics that was actually paying attention to what needs to be done instead of creating these ridiculous self-inflicted skirmishes and wounds. as you have correctly pointed out, you have even got conservatives spokespeople saying, look, this isn't going to happen, you're
automatically because our debt is going to grow along with our economy from year to year. especially it's going to grow in times when we need to spend a little more to juice our economy. but you know, bernanke has very little credibility with the republican party because republican leadership last year actually sent letters to him saying stop with your quantitative easing and your other extraordinary measures to juice this economy. they're already angry at him, so him saying we should from the debt ceiling is not going to do anything in congress. >> part of the problem is the debt seems to go up and good times and bad times and no one ever seems to have the courage to cut it, but it's a very bipartisan thing in terms of raising it. 76 times it's been raised since 1962. and the number one president in terms of raising it, the winner is ronald reagan at 17 times. that might shock people who like to see him as the paragon of responsible spending. >> we'll start with the deficit, shrinking more rapidly than at any time since the end of the korean war. in the end of december, we had a deficit for th
about the u.s. economy, the turning in the house prices, europe, for example, these things will make an extraordinary amount of money even if they require more capital because banks are extremely leveraged institutions. and you only need a small amount of top line growth for them to make a lot of profits. >> if you to pick u.s. banks versus the rest of the world, what do you like for 2013? >> it bizarre thing is that last year everybody was upset about the masters of the universe and were talking up their retail and sort of consumer arms because credit losses were falling. interestingly, this year i suspect bank with more exposure to independent banking will probably do a lot better much to the chagrin of politicians i suspect. why is that? the m&a pipeline's looking all right. u.s. economy's looking slightly better. and we're still pre-basal 3. >> we'll leave it there. lex on wex, can we use that? >> yeah. >> is that all right with you? >> fine by me. >> lex on wex. >> stuart, thank you very much. we will be talking later about divestment. merger and acquisition activity this year d
. that means the lending is not going on. we're still at increasingly a low economy. if you buy back the dell, you don't go to the banks anymore. you find other sources of money. i think that the financial story and economic story is saying this is not the kind of financial environment that leads to rapid growth. >> interesting. >> okay. >> you tied it in to dell and jpmorgan and everything else. excellent. larry, thank you. >> my pleasure. >> join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" begins right now. >>> good wednesday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee with carl quintanilla, and jim cramer and david faber at the new york stock exchange. stocks had a pretty nice day yesterday. the s&p closed at five-year highs. we are looking to the down decide this morning. the dow looking to lose about 62 at the open. the picture in europe, a couple of downgrades for gdp forecasts from both the german government and world bank. italy is down by 1.5%. road map this morning starts off with the banks and earnings. jpmorgan higher. goldman sachs at 18-month highs. >> japan airlines gro
the regional economy continue to gradually grow. in japan machinery orders will be released. this iortant gauge showed a 2.6 month on month increase in october. on friday china will announce gdp data for 2012 as well as for the whole year. between july and september gdp expanded 7.4% from a year earlier. now just a few minutes ago i read that the dollar is trading at a 2$2.5 year low. that dollar is trading at a 2.5 year high. here is the market recaps. >>> japan women want to have place to turn for help. 25 institutions in japan now offer invitro fertilization. they have to find their own donor. donors will have to younger than 35 years old. they must already have children and be willing to donate eggs without compensation. recipients must be under 40 and they must have illnesses or genetic abnormalities that prevent them from conceiving. donors won't be allowed to meet the recipients, but the children will be allowed to see details about the donor when they turn 15. >>> thousands of people waiting to go home. tons of debris waiting for disposal. vast tracts of land awaiting to be restored. ov
. >> two years after the jasmine revolution, you feel like celebrating. the economy is contracting -- few feel like celebrating. the economy is contracting. the unemployment rate is higher than before ben ali's ousting. >> it is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. millions of indians have bates together in the ganges to mark the start of the -- have bathed together in the ganges to mark the start of the maha kumbh mela religious festival. >> environmentalists have warned before that the ganges is heavily polluted. some 110 million people are expected to take part in the religious festival, which runs until mid-march. that is all for now. remember, you can find out more about these and other stories at our website, www.dw.de. >> thank you for watching. see you next time. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
. at the announcement, the president and outgoing treasury secretary timothy geithner. >> our economy is better positioned for tomorrow than most of those other countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions tim made and carried out deserve a lot of credit for that. i understand that tim is ready for a break. obviously, we are sad to see him go, but i cannot think of a better person to continue tim 's work at treasury than jack lew. >> unlike most treasury secretaries, jack lew earn his stripes and a washington and not wall street. he worked for tip o'neill in the 1970's and 1980's, and was clinton's: the director in the 1990's. evan, what does this tell us about the physical fights ahead? >> the good news is that he knows washington bit bad news is that he will do exactly what obama tells him, and from all indications, obama will not do much about fiscal restraint. >> nina, your sense of jack lew and what lies ahead? >> i think i agree with evan, but lew really does know the budget numbers. he did this in the clinton administration when we had a surplus, as the white house points o
is needed is working more closely to reintegrate the afghanistan into the regional economy. this includes enhancing and building more power grids. pakistan needs power. it needs access to energy. afghanistan needs power. if you create interdependency between these countries, especially countries that are not on friendly terms with each other, which will enhance the chances of stability to allot more more expensive projects could be pipelines and others, but at least the national grid, railroads. fortunately, pakistan is extending its railroad into kandahar. the railroad from central asia will connect now across afghanistan, north and south. we can really rebuild afghanistan as a crossroad or roundabout of trade. that is key. internally, improving access to capital in afghanistan by providing political incentives, in terms of political assurance, making more credit available for investment by international companies in afghanistan, allowing afghan companies to have access to easier credit -- these are the key issues that could help afghanistan on the economic front. more importantly, a cle
high-paying jobs in energy, in manufacturing, in technology. add all of that up and this economy is poised to soar as long as washington doesn't bring it down. fareed zakaria is the host of cnn's fareed zakaria "gps." the real deal to avoid the fiscal cliff that may have ruined my new year's plans, you correctly stated was a small victory for sanity. the greater issue is what is missing from that deal and the mini cliffs that we're going to encounter. the debt ceiling cliff, the southwe sequestration cliff and the budget battle. does it stand in the way of what could be happening in the country? >> it stands in the way in two ways. if you're a company that does business with the defense department, if you're watching this sequestration madness. our the debt ceiling madness, are you going to be hiring new people? are you going to be expanding production? no, you're going to be wondering, is the defense department budget cut by 20%, 10%? so there is that -- >> you will hesitate to make certain business decisions, particularly hiring decisions? >> exactly. republicans often talk abo
the economy collapse. and in classic washington fashion, this is the case with the schoolhouse is on fire and rather than focusing on putting the fire out, everyone in washington runs out to use as much water. the budget deficit is the economy right now. that's the to 50 minute like that but that's the truth. i think it would be great if an organization with strength and integrity of a or b. would stand up and make the point because we're having an entire budget that is basically premised on something that is not true. >> i agree with you. we do have underlying pieces of our economy that need to get fixed. but massive change in spending and we've already cut a trillion dollars over all in spending. we've cut medicare as part of the political their act. we have to be really careful and just solving these problems by cutting spending. .. >> we do it in a way that supports families and the population that we have. >> let me just add to that. i agree with you, but unfortunately, most of the people on social security will be on fixed budgets. and so there's still a danger having out-of-pocket
, housing is better, you want to be invested in this economy for the next three to five years because that's where you're going to make money. you're not going to make money in fixed income. you're not going to make money focusing on only pure dividend stocks that are 5%, 6%. you're going to have to have companies that can grow the top lines, that have the ability to shepherd capital and really can take the consumer that is now in a better shape than the u.s. and now is getting better overseas to grow your company. >> okay. so you're talking mostly about multi national companies or -- >> multi nationals and secular growth companies. >> both? >> both, absolutely. but you want good companies with management that are just not going to sit there and do financial engineering and say, oh, we borrowed more money and because our cost of debt is lower than our dividend and we can do that. that party is over. that game is done. you really want the companies that i think if you want to beat the market and we think actually the market is going to have -- is going to grow, gives you a look at how much
.s. economy. >> so we got to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> rose: other topics included the ongoing debate on gun control, and the lack of diversity in the second term appointees. joining me from washington al hunt of bloomberg news and from the white house major garrett of cbs news. thank you. al better i start with you. characterize for me the president in temperament and in words on the debt ceiling. >> charlie, i think he realizes he has a winning hand substantively on this and there will be caveats in just a moment. i was struck, however that what this really, his last press conference his first term showed he should h
in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. >> he's talking about bipartisan, but you would agree that he's also playing politics here or no? >> i'm not going to second-guess what the president, his motives and everything. i can tell you, there's a lot of democrats who believe we need to cut spending also. and we need to get our house financially in order. with that, we're hoping it happens sooner than later. i've always been for the bowles/simpson approach, which was a big fix, so we don't go through these crises every two or three months. it's ridiculous. we've kicked the can so much, there's nothing left. we've got to come to grips and sit down and work through this. it's taken longer than needed. that's why congress -- it's really broken in washington. it's really what no labels and why jon and i are here. we're looking for solutions and a venue that we can sit down and work out our differences. and this is the one i think works well. >> jon huntsman, we're already hearing this discussion about
job creation and the american economy. today we will hear from s.e.c. commissioner danny gallagher who i think is well-positioned to lay out an agenda for this in the next year. we hope this is an agenda that can attract strong bipartisan support. mr. gallagher brings a unique combination of backgrounds. he started as general counsel for a financial services firm. then joined the staff of commissioner paul atkins and worked for commissioner, worked for the -- at the f.c.c. as deputy director and then acting director in one of the largest divisions. he's been on the senior professional staff, then was in private practice and about 14 months ago was confirmed by the u.s. senate as securities and exchange commission commissioner. i think everybody who who knows him will know several things about him. he is smart, he understands the complex issues. second, he is -- he has an ability to see another person's perspective and find consensus and make forward progress on issues and understands that you can achieve consensus while still remaining true to principle and finally that he is a great p
is working very past to become an information economy without being an information society. they want to be a 21st century economy with a 20th century political system and we saw that right after we put the report out you suddenly had these demonstration i assure you we had no part in against censorship in china and one of the first major decisions made was the new prident was to gt out there and say the chinese communist party will not tolerate unorthodox situate in the press or in the media .. >> but i mean that is the fear it would undermine the power of the communist party. >> that's right. >> that was always the fear. >> and i think in an environment where you have hundreds of millions of chinese on twitter, that increasingly are learning their government officials are worth billions of dollars. >> rose: basically you are saying their fear is legitimate. >> i think their fear is legitimate, i don't think the country is going to fall apart. >> rose: butery rong protesmoveme that has legs could provide a challenge over -- >> that's right. and they are so unwilling to risk that, the
for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: algeria's state news agency now says special forces have completed a mission to rescue dozens of foreign hostages, including some americans. they'd been held by militants tied to al-qaeda. but there are wildly varying accounts of how many got out alive, and how many were killed. >> because of the fluidity and the fact that there is a lot of planning going on, i cannot give you any further details at this time about the current situation on the ground. >> brown: even this afternoon, as secretary of state hillary clinton suggested, the situation in algeria remained confused. the focu
is struggling to fix its economy. al jazeera, cairo. minister hasance escaped onunharmed after a bomb exploded near his car. it is not clear if he was the target. two of his guards were injured. he made headlines when members of his security team were arrested on terrorism charges. security officials in libya city still have no information about who attacked a italian diplomat in benghazi. the car came under fire on saturday. several bullets hit the car window but the consul was not injured. it is where the attack on the u.s. consulate took place last year, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three of his employees. explosions in several afghan villages -- trying to recover the bodies of four taliban fighters killed in a battle with nato troops, but they may have been wearing suicide bests -- that has not been concerned -- confirmed. the parliament of has been removed for failing to provide security. 96 people were killed there on thursday. most of the victims were shia muslims. many of the families are still refusing to bury their dead. -- then's prime minister shia there want t
. >> the recovering the economy and high gas prices are driving record riders ship on bart. >> but the increase in passengers could bring problems as the transit district does not act to increase its capacity and rejuvenate its aging infrastructure. >> bart riders it has increased 6% over last year of the agency only anticipated a rise of about 2%. >> bart officials say to handle growth without dismissing service it needs to, the agency needs to beef up orders new train cars and increase capacity of platforms at the busiest bart stations. >> many of the times by a $18 million over budget and the first year mayor ed lease administration. >> officials say overtime work more than double the salary of some in the employes, with one muni mechanic raking in an extra $160,000. >> employees say a lot of the overtime and for working to get many new train control system operating. >> overall, many as 22 of the city's top 25 overtime wage earners, far outpacing the usual leaders to work in police and fire. >> we now know, the lance the falcons will face off against the san francisco 49ers next sunday. >>
newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: algeria's state news agency now says special forces have completed a mission to rescue dozens of foreign hostages, including some americans. they'd been held by militants tied to al-qaeda. but there are wildly varying accounts of how many got out alive, and how many were killed. >> because of the fluidity and the fact that there is a lot of planning going on, i cannot give you any further details at this time about the current situation on the ground. >> brown: even this afternoon, as secretary of state hillary clinton suggested, the situation in algeria remained confused. the focus was this natura
is a bundle of joy for california's economy. a future worker. a future taxpayer, and a future buyer for your home. trouble is, there aren't enough women having babies. that spells potential crisis for the future of the state. >> i want to get married, have a career, all these things. most of my friends feel the same way. i think our generation wants to wait longer. we don't really see ourselves with kids in our 20s. >> maybe it's the economy. people with making sure they have enough for themselves first. >> we peaked in california in 1990. >> reporter: dell myers from usc sees a convergence of troubling trends. on top of a declining birthrate, there is a growing senior population. that means a shortage of doctors and caregivers in the supply pipeline to serve the aging. >> basically, there's almost twice as many seniors now per working-age person, or there will will, than tha there have been traditionally. >> reporter: aggravating factors are declining education opportunities and a higher cost of living in california. fewer people are coming to the state, including undocumented workers. myer
the failure to raise the debt ceiling would send shock waves through the economy both national and global. that being said, president obama only fanned the flames today painting a picture of government catastrophe based on the facts seems a bit trumped up. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: in the first press conference of his second term, president obama wasted little time scaring the day lights out of millions of americans who rely on government paychecks for one service or another, of the consequences of a u.s. default. >> may not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> reporter: the president's statement is speculative and not true because, frankly, no one knows what programs will be short changed if the u.s. can't meet its payment obligations. it's never happened before. but here is what we do know courtesy of the bipartisan policy center. if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling the gove
central to the rural economy of ireland. one burger tested was 33 percent horse meat. >> you heard jimmy joking about the flu season, though, really is in high gear and doctors are urging everyone to get a flu shop. why pregnant women concerned about the vaccine safety can breathe easier. >> and the body-hugging jeans with a twist, the denim that leaves you with a boost long after you have taken them off and silky >> across the country, president obama's proposed ban on new assault weapons and high capacity clips has struck a nerve among those who make the laws and those who enforce them. recently, lawmakers in texas, wyoming, missouri, and tennessee have rushed to introduce legislation to preempt the president's proposal. sheriffs in oregon and kentucky are refusing to enforce any new gun laws but the power to defy federal law are limited and the rhetoric is simply political posturing. >> if you drink a popular juice to prevent health disease or treat prostate cancer, the federal trade commission says you could waste your time ruling that there were deceptive ads over a juice that said
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reporter jason brooks joins us with more. >> reporter: we have some good news on the economy this morning. starting out with a labor department report that first time weekly unemployment claims fell by 37,000 to 335,000. lowest point in five years. four-week average down to 3359,000 meaning there's more hiring than firing. january is tough to figure out because of temporary holiday jobs that tend to go away at this time but this might indicate that some retailers are holding on to some of those employees a little longer perhaps even permanently. also good news on the housing market which just continues its recovery. commerce department reporting that housing starts in december were up over 900,000, more than 12% increase from the month before. and overall in 2012 up about 28% over the starts that we saw in 2011. prices are also on the increase and we're seeing fewer foreclosures. earnings are starting to roll in for the 4th quarter and ebay posted a nice quarter topping earning expectations thanks to big gains in its paypal unit. revenue ca
and next, earnings from investors, as they gauge how the economy is doing. and speak egg of the economy, the federal reserve's regional survey found modest growth at year end 2012. this despite concerns about the fiscal cliff and the looming battle over the debt ceiling. back to you. >> mary thompson at the new york stock exchange. thank you. >>> one of television's favorite fathers has died. conrad bain played phillip drummond on "different strokes," the adopted father of two african-american brothers, played by todd bridges and gary coleman a veteran stage actor, bain rose to fame in middle age with the long-.-running family sitcom. conrad bain was 89 years old. a big hit here on nbc. 7:19 now. back to matt, savannah and al. >> must see tv. >> definitely. >> thanks, matt. >> thanks very much. mr. roker is here. >> a big storm is down south. let's go live now to pearl, mississippi, you can see the snow is already on the ground. they have got more on the way. as we take a look and show you what's happening, here is the latest. we have got winter storm warning, winter weather advisories
401(k) into a fidelity ira and take control of your personal economy. this is going to be helpful. call or come in today. fidelity investments. turn here. >>> we are back at 8:21 with oils scar and tony-winning actress, catherine zeta-jones. she place the wife of a corrupt mayor in "broken city." >> when her husband hires a priva privateer to track her, she says he is following the wrong story. >> this is not what you think it is mr. taggert. >> i get fide take pitch perrers, not think. >> if that woman you put down the bottle for means anything, if the last seven years of your life means anything, walk away. if you think you are investigating adultery, mr. taggert, you don't know nicholass who set nicholas s who st very well. >> catherine zeta-jones, good morning to you. we want to talk about this movie is a good one. first we saw you at the golden globes the other night, you were a presenter which i think would be-racking than as a nominee. you sang your opening line. >> node choice. going to the nerves, i get nervous walking down a red carpet, literally, it's always nerve-racki
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